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06.16.2017
From engines to landing gear, science is present everywhere on board an aircraft. Following last month's Paris Air Show, here is a quick overview of recent advances, arising in particular from...
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10.19.2016
From nuclear power plants to prosthetic limbs, materials often need to withstand extreme environmental conditions—and not just in terms of temperatures, pressure, or stress. A new laboratory sets out...
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10.14.2016
Using laboratory experiments and computer simulations, scientists are seeking to uncover the secrets of combustion. Their aim is to design engines that are less polluting and energy-hungry.
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09.23.2016
A new project aims to develop hybrid propulsion technologies for future generations of planes, thus lowering their environmental impact.
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07.13.2016
Since its construction, more than 120 million visitors from all over the world have marveled at the Eiffel Tower. Historian Bertrand Lemoine looks back at the career and achievements of its prolific...
05.19.2016
More than 50 years after Nelson Mandela’s trial, the 230 hours of hearings have been digitized and returned to South Africa—a challenge made possible by a device called the “Archeophone.”